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The Firn Line

Sports • Leisure • Society-and-culture

A podcast about the lives of mountain climbers.

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Deep Knowledge: Jon Walsh

Mar 15 • 01:01:17

The mountain ranges of North America are beautiful and diverse.  From the prominent glacier cones that dominate the skylines of the Pacific Northwest, to the rugged granite plutons of Yosemite Valley, to the sawtooth razor points of the Tetons, the mountains of North America are a veritable playground for mountaineers....

Emma Walker's Dead Reckoning

Mar 7 • 51:33

It’s easier to stay alive if you know what’s out there.  Whether it’s understanding local climate patterns, snow conditions, or predators that inhabit certain areas.  Having even a basic understanding of what lies ahead, can be the difference between having a great day out, and not coming home at all....

A Conversation With Kelly Cordes

Dec 31 • 01:18:14

On today’s episode of The Firn LIne, we’ll get to know climber, alpinist and author, Kelly Cordes.  I first heard of Kelly back in the mid-90’s when I started seeing his name speckled across the pages of publications like Climbing and Rock and Ice.  Over the years, I watched from afar as he made gutsy first ascents in the Alaska Range and beyond - always pushing himself to...

Chris Kalman's 'Dammed If You Don't'

Nov 30 • 41:24

In this episode of The Firn Line, I check in with author and climber, Chris Kalman.  I first met Chris after reading his excellent book, As Above So Below and since then we’ve stayed in touch, connected through climbing and creativity. ...

Tales From The Firn Line - Volume One

Oct 30 • 53:28

The Snow Coffin...

See You Soon

Oct 14 • 37:22

The All-Arounder: Eddie Taylor

Sep 7 • 47:07

On today’s episode of The Firn Line, we’ll get to know climber, skier, high-school teacher and coach, Eddie Taylor....

Challenge Of The Western Chugach

Aug 2 • 30:31

Today’s episode is a story about adventure.  It’s a story about getting scared.   It’s a story of friendship and love.  It’s a story about self-discovery and learning from your mistakes.  But the learning in this story doesn’t take place in a formal classroom, or an online forum.  Rather, It takes place in the mountains - in a small sub-range of striking peaks and glaciers...

Fragments Of My Brother

Jul 5 • 59:40

I first met Tom Sardy in the summer of 1998.  My recollection is that I was camped under the granite towers of Archangel Valley in Hatcher Pass, when my friend Zach arrived, with Tom in tow, for a day of rock climbing....

A Conversation With Craig Muderlak

Jun 16 • 36:35

On today’s episode of The Firn Line, we’ll get to know northwest based artist and mountain guide - Craig Muderlak.  ...

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